# PostgreSQL Subquery: Find the 5th maximum salary of all salaries

**15.** Write a subquery to find the 5th maximum salary of all salaries.

**Sample Solution:**

**Code:**

```
SELECT DISTINCT salary
FROM employees e1
WHERE 5 = (SELECT COUNT(DISTINCT salary)
FROM employees e2
WHERE e1.salary <= e2.salary);
```

**Sample table: employees**

Output:

pg_exercises=# SELECT DISTINCT salary pg_exercises-# FROM employees e1 pg_exercises-# WHERE 5 = (SELECT COUNT(DISTINCT salary) pg_exercises(# FROM employees e2 pg_exercises(# WHERE e1.salary <= e2.salary); salary ---------- 13000.00 (1 row)

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**Previous: ** Write a SQL subquery to find the employee ID, first name, last name and salary of all employees whose salary is above the average salary for their departments.

**Next: ** Write a subquery to find the 4th minimum salary of all the salaries.

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